Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Android Beta

HTC Dream (G1)
The version history of the Android operating system began with the release of version 1.0 in September 2008.Android has seen a number of updates since its original release.These updates to the base operating system typically fix bugs and add new features.. Generally each version is developed under a code name based on a dessert item. The code names are in alphabetical order, as seen by Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and the future version, Ice Cream Sandwich.

The beta version of Android was released in 5 November 2007, after that the first android device HTC Dream (G1), was released with Android 1.0 which had following features:
  • Android Market application download and updates through the Market app
  • Web browser to show, zoom and pan full HTML and XHTML web pages - multiple pages show as windows ("cards").
  • Camera support, but no way to change resolution, white balance, quality, etc.
  • Folders allow the grouping of a number of app icons into a single folder icon on the Home screen.
  • Email provides access to email servers commonly found on the Internet and supports POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP.
  • Gmail synchronization with the Gmail app
  • Google Contacts synchronization with the People app
  • Google Calendar synchronization with the Calendar app
  • Google Maps with Latitude and Street View to view maps and satellite imagery, as well as find local business and get driving directions using GPS.
  • Google Sync allows management of over-the-air synchronization of Gmail, People, and Calendar
  • Google Search of the internet and phone apps, contacts, calendar, etc
  • Google Talk instant messaging
  • Instant messaging, text messaging, and MMS
  • Media Player enables managing, importing, and playing back but lacked video and stereo Bluetooth support
  • Notifications appear in the Status bar - drag down to see details, also ringtone, LEDs and vibration options
  • Voice Dialer allows dialing and placing of phone calls without typing a name or number
  • Wallpaper allows the user to set the background image or photo behind the Home screen icons and widgets.
  • YouTube video player
  • Other apps include: Alarm Clock, Calculator, Dialer (Phone), Home screen (launcher), Pictures (Gallery), and Settings.
  • Other supported features include: WiFi, and Bluetooth.
    Android 1.1
    On 9 February 2009, Android 1.1 update for Android was released for only. Included in the update were resolved issues, API changes and:

    • Maps: Adds details and reviews when a user does a search on Maps and clicks on a business to view its details.
    • Dialer: In-call screen timeout default is now longer when using the speakerphone, Show/Hide Dialpad
    • Messaging: Saving attachments
    • System: Adds support for marquee in layouts.


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